Linux Ice and Nghost looking for developers
Linux Ice is one of the most mature linux frontends, and is under heavy development gearing up for the 2.0 release.
The core developers are busy with the essential features, but the extras need some attention, as there are just not enough people to work on everything that gets mentioned.
Thats where you may come in, we are looking for motivated developers that have an interest in area's of carpc software.
Here are some of the idea's that we want to implement, but don't have time people to work on yet.
computer as headset/speakerphone
pro audio mixing and effects - jack based, probably using jamin, jack-rack effects, and jost.
My vision for this is so audio plugins and routing all could be adjusted from the touchscreen, and other plugins have access to adjusting audio tuning as well.
eq/plugin/routing preset support.
engine management, there is at least one open source engine management lib I read about at scantool.net. the forums have a howto that could get you started at
http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/linu...ux-odb-ii.html. We'd like to find someone that would be willing to integrate it into nghost.
Navit is an open source vector routing engine that is currently heavily under development. We would like to find someone that can address gps integration issues in general, but navit is our current preference.
Radar Detector Support
This would primarily be glue code, when the detector goes off run scripted events to lower the volume, and estimate where they are on the gps, etc, this should be flexible and let the user define what to do, and support will probably need to be added individually for each detector.
Gui Configuration Managment
Work with existing developers to create a configuration plugin we can use so all configuration can be done on the touchscreen via a gui.
people with little linux experiece, or tons, but good at documentation
keep wiki documentation up to date with current practices
eliminate the little issues that might keep people from trying linuxice and nghost
Nghost is highly Modular, we're always open to new ideas, and are working very hard to make it easy to interface with nghost, to make it easy to make your project feel like its part of nghost.
My Nghost related Projects:
My main interests are currently with input meathods.
Current - Joystick Input - My chorded joystick input driver is almost done. The standalone version for chorded keyboards is hosted at http://joy2chord.sourceforge.net Nghosts joystick input system is based off this.
In Que - Joystick Input Howto - Joystick hardware modifications (adding buttons to your dash or steering wheel
In Que - Voice Recognition - Initial target is 90% accuracy, most of the initial tests are done, and mainly I need to just write the code to integrate the pocketsphinx recognizer
In Que - Gesture support - I plan on modifying xstroke, and binding the capture output to commands
In Que - Wiimote Input support - I'd like to add wiimote support to the joystick input plug at some time, most likely using cwiid
LinuxICE distro maintainer
In order to get things moving at a faster pace, and considering that not everyone is a programmer, I'd like to offer up the position of LinuxICE distro maintainer. This isn't a particularly hard job but it does involve *some* time.
This position would involve the following tasks:
- keep LinuxICE software in sync with changes in other LinuxICE related projects (icepanel, nghost,etc) and with software changes in upstream projects
- Builds LinuxICE livecd for testing and releases.
just about any linux hacker would be able to do this. If you are interested let me know. I'll get you more details.
Throwin' my heatsink into the ring
I'll help ya, kev000. I've just submitted a new thread with some nGhost problems and offered to help make a howto if you guys could help me get it running using various install methods. I'm a certified computer technician and have tinkered with Linux for a long time, even if Kubuntu has hopelessly spoiled me. I'm also good at writing. It would be an honor to help get things rolling again.